Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tex Romero

Tex Romero believes in the saying, ‎"There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth" by Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Tex was born to godly parents in the year of the Hippies. Her dancing and writing skills manifested at an early age, followed by the honing of her singing and public speaking talents. Her sense of style is also obvious in her choice of fashion and fun.

Although she has had art workshops in the past, Tex Romero is only able to fully discover her full potential in the visual arts when she attended Cre8! Art Workshop in the summer of 2010.

Her exhibitions include:

June - First Creations (The Atrium Gallery, Bacolod City)
June - Days of Summer: A Group Photo Exhitibion (The Atrium Gallery, Bacolod City)
August - Paper Roses: A Group Photo and Art Exhitibion (The Atrium Gallery, Bacolod City)
August - Open Art and Photo Exhibition (The Atrium Gallery, Bacolod City)

February - Fire in the Hall (The Hall Gallery, Bacolod City)
February - Alla Prima on the Spot: A PIAF Launching (Provincial Capitol, Bacolod City)
February - Pitik Mingaw (DFA Gallery, Bacolod City)
March - Dibersyon (Casino Filipino Hotel-Bacolod)
May - Parada de las Reynas (SM East Bridgeway, Bacolod City)
May - Harvest of the Earth (Organic Market, Bacolod City)
May - Pinta-Ukit (DFA Gallery, Bacolod City)
May - Tipon-Tipon (Max's Pizza, East Block, Bacolod City)
June - Parada de las Reynas 2 (Island Trips, Rizal Street, Bacolod City)
June - Alla Prima sa Estancia (Paon Beach Resort, Estancia, Iloilo)
June - Rest and Recreation: A Visual Therapy (Calla Lily Spa, 6th St., Bacolod City)

A graduate of a bachelors degree in Arts Major in Mass Communications at the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos, Tex Romero is likewise an active member of the Art Association of Bacolod-Negros.

"Chinese New Year Morning," acrylic on canvas, 18"x24", 2011

This painting was done on the spot during the celebration of the Bacolaodiat, our city's traditional Chinese New Year celebration.

As artists of the Art Association of Bacolod, we held a painting demonstration for everyone to see, painting on the spot, alla prima and this is what I came up with, plus three other paintings I was able to do on the spot.

"In My Dreams," oil on canvas, 4'x5', 2008

Stemming from my Pink Forest painting, I was inspired to do this from a scene in Forest Park, a local resort in our city. But instead of the lovers sitting together under a tree, I decided that they kiss beside a shiny pool under the mystical trees in dreamy colors. All in all, these shapes form a larger abstract picture, that of two lovers kissing (other than what is obvious).

"Lumos! (Magical Lamp Post)," acrylic on canvas, 3'x4', 2010

This was inspired when my daughter struck a ballerina pose in front of a burning lamp post swarming with winged ant-like insects we call raga-raga. They usually appear during damp evenings either before or after a rain. They would gather around lights, perhaps for warmth and company.

"Pink Forest," acrylic on canvas, 18"x24", 2008

This was seen by a British national based in Hong Kong and when he saw it, he wouldn't let go of it, saying, "There's nothing like it in the whole world!" I believed him, as we eventually became friends and as I listened to his stories about London, Paris, and the rest of the art world, he was indeed telling the truth.

"Run to the Sun," oil on canvas 18"x24", 2011

A glimpse of a driveway leading to a fading sunset, I was inspired to do this at once, in impasto oil. This was purchased by an American who gave it as a gift for his father in Orange County, California.

"Morning at Masferre," oil on canvas, 18"x24", 2011

This is a breakfast window scene from one of my travels, that is, to Sagada, Bontoc, Mountain Province, a lovely and mystical place high above the clouds about 14 hours' bus ride from Manila. Masferre was a Spanish photographer who used to take pictures of the Igorot natives of the place. His descendents established this restaurant named Masferre in his honor.
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